W.L.C. August Newsletter

Crabgrass Blues

Crabgrass, or Digitaria, can almost always be found in parks, lawns
and even streets of areas with warmer climates. This weed is incredibly persistent and can overcome most of the home improvement store
brand weed killers.

Even with pre and post emergent applications these weeds can invade
your lawn if you mow your lawn with infected blades. A neighbor’s side discharge landing in your yard can also be the culprit for these pests popping up.
The best way to limit the spread of this painfully common weed is to combine 3 methods of weed removal.

The Rule of 3!
• Pull – Get some gardening gloves and a kneeling/garden pillow and
start pulling the biggest patches. If you have harder soil, you may
need a hand shovel.
• Bag – Don’t mulch or use side discharge for at least 3 mows. Bag up
all the clippings so no more issues can take root in your grass.
• Spray – If you can, get a professional to spray professional grade
weed control. If not, get the highest concentration of store brand weed control to spray the lawn after a cut. Be sure to read the effects it will
have on pets and little ones.

Tip: The percentage of active weed control is shown on the back of each bottle. The most expensive weed control is not necessarily the best!

Published by BrittanyW

Co Owner and Operator of West Lawn Care LLC

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